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hyena_eating_2 a hyena eating what was once a sick cape buffalo...note the flies Crocuta crocuta,Geotagged,Spotted Hyena,Summer,Tanzania,africa,buffalo,eating,serengeti Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Clever little thieves they are. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Love the eye contact in this shot Posted 5 years ago
    1. thanks Posted 5 years ago

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The spotted hyena , also known as the laughing hyena or tiger wolf, is a species of hyena native to Sub-Saharan Africa. The spotted hyena is the largest member of the Hyaenidae, and is further physically distinguished from other species by its vaguely bear-like build, its rounded ears, its less prominent mane, its spotted pelt, its more dual purposed dentition, its fewer nipples and the presence of a pseudo-penis in the female. It is the only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by aloaaron
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Uploaded May 3, 2015. Captured Mar 17, 2015 13:19 in Mara, Tanzania.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/7.1
  • 1/800s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm